Thursday, August 27, 2009

Penny Black Stitching

I would have finished this card ages ago if I chose to do faux stitching but oh no I decided to hand stitch instead so I could enter this card in the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.
Their stitching challenge cried out to me to use this stamp that I brought secondhand so was a bargain too. The papers are the gorgeous My Minds Eye, the flower is a woodware punch you have to punch it out twice to get the fully daisy look.
The sketch if from Dawny P on the Papertake Weekly, I wanted to used my MS doily punch but it was being tempermental and I think I may have treated it badly that it might need replacing.

57 comments:

Nannieflash said...

Oh Debby thats absolutely gorgeous, I love the colour combo and the stitching really makes a gorgeous statement. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Anita said...

What a cutie!
And handstitched wow thats hard work.
xoxoxo Anita

Anonymous said...

This is so adorable, I love to see your card's
x
Vicky

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Debby,
What a beautiful card. I so admire the work you produce. The colours go together so well and your colouring of the images is lovely.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Elaine said...

Gorgeous, Debby, just gorgeous. The hand stitching looks fab!

Danielle said...

Just gorgeous Debby! Your hand-stitching is impeccable!! Super cute PB image and your layout with those papers is just fab!
Hugs, Danielle

Anonymous said...

Awwwww Debby what an adorable card, I'm so in love with this one! So so pretty! Such a cute stamp! Go you for getting a bargain! Don't you just love it!
Hugs
Erin x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Debbie this is truly stunning I love the colours and your stitching is fabulous as is that cute little image....wonderful work.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Helen said...

This is beautiful Debby - your stitching looks fabulous!
Helen x

Anonymous said...

Oh Debby, your layout is amazing!! I love the fun border and your coloring is always fabulous my friend!! HUGS

Unknown said...

OMGosh Deb - you broke your MS punch??!! That's serious!! At least they are easier to get hold on now. Gorgeous card and I love the sewing. Lol Lynn ♥

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Such a lovely card!!! The image is so cute and all that stitching looks fab.

Have a great day,

hugs
Maarit

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Debby,i love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Jannie said...

Stunning card Debby!!!

Love the cute stamp and thegorgeous detail.!

Hugs Jannie

Tracey said...

This is just gorgeous Debby! Your cards are most definitely works of art!!

Suzanne said...

Debby this is gorgeous I love the little image and the papers are beautiful and I love that flower. Sue :o)

Swaantje said...

Hi Debby,
the little image is very cute and the flower...*wow* ist fantastic! ;o)

Your little card is so cute and your colouring wonderful.

Have a nice evening.
Greetings
Swaani

Michele Roos said...

Gorgeous card Debby. Love the mage you've used and your colouring also. Pretty papers and details to. Hugs Michele x

Safo said...

Как всегда красиво и оо вкусом!

Mina said...

wow what a fabulous card Debby, so beautiful and the stitching and papers are just perfect for it
Mina xxx

Trudy said...

Debby this is gorgeous I love the little image and the papers are beautiful .
Hugs Trudy

Risa said...

Debby, your card is amazing! I love, love, love your adorable image! Talk about cuteness!!! Your hand sewing rocks...so neat and professional! Great job!
hugs
Risa:)

* Üla * said...

Wow Debby!
Gorgeous card!! So amazing coloured and super lovely details.
So perfectly suitable for stitching: image, heart punch and embosing.
Genuine joy!!!
hugs Ula X

CraftyC said...

Wow Debby, this is just the sweetest, most beautiful card. Love it!
Clairexx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Debby this is so beautiful!
I love your sweet image and gorgeous colouring!
Such pretty paper and I love your heart border!
hugs
kim x

tracie said...

Oh wow Debby another stunning card hun, love this adorable image and gorgeous papers..and your attention to detail is always so fabulous. Thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC
hugs
Tracie :)x

Kath Stewart said...

stunning card Debby..I love paying you a visit to see your gorgeous work....love the image and your fabby stitching and how naughty of your MS punch to be misbehaving......thanks for joining in the fun at PBSC this week...hugs kath xxxxx

Unknown said...

One more beautiful card more Debby, I like it very much!! LG Andy

Anonymous said...

Another perfectly beautiful card! I especially love your coloring and 3D effect on those darling mice!

amanda stokes said...

This is beautiful Debby!Suh a pretty card and i love that image :0)
hugs amanda xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Debby :-) I love this stamp ( I have it but not a bargain ! :-)) the papers look lovely and the daisy is perfect but the icing on the cake is your stitching !! well worth the effort ! :-)

Luv
Lols x x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous. Love those coloursand that stamps is way too cute. Hope you haven't damaged that punch, they're not cheap. Marianne x

Jill said...

stunning card Debby, wow your stitching is fab and so neat, love the PB image hugs Jill xx

Leonie said...

This is so lovely! Like the way you make your flowers, have to try that myself sometime too!

Leonie xx

Roz said...

Wow Debby this is SO pretty, I adore it!!! ... if it needs a home... lol.
Love the stitching and the colours you've used, and the stamp is too cute. I LOVE Penny Black.

Love Roz

Di said...

Fabulous card debs love the image i love bargains! love your stitching and the flower is fab! awesome card!! again!!

hugs Di xxx

Pauline C said...

Oh Debby this card is wonderful - I love the image, dimension, colours and stitching - it's all beautiful. Hope you get sorted with you MS doily punch - news like that is enough to give a girl a breakdown lol! Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC
Pauline x

Linda . J said...

Hi Debby wow such a beautiful card, and in such fab colours! love the gorgeous design and paper
Hugs Linda

Cardmaking Galore said...

Debby, Debby, Debby - just gorgeous! I love it so much - the stitching, the punched border, flower. WEll done girl

Beth said...

Oh this stamp is perfect for this challenge! I really wanted to use a stitching stamp but don't own one - well done on your bargain! I love these papers and your stitching is gorgeous!

Beth xx

Marley said...

Lovely Debby! You must be working really hard on the handstitching but it matches perfectly with the stamp! Great job.. xxx Marley

dolcreations said...

Debbie this is just gorgeous. I love everything the HAND stitching is very good! I love the layout the paper..Just everything!
Christine

Kort og Søm said...

Gorgeous card, so sweet!!
Fredrikke ;o)

Anne said...

Fantastic card Debby. It was worth taking the time to stitch your card as it makes a fab focal point. Hugs x

Dawny P said...

Hi Debby xx This is fabulous chick. You did a great job with the sketch and the colours and image are just gorgeous - love those mice :) The doily punch is so temperamental. I worked my old one to death and I am now on No 2!!! Every time it plays up I keep thinking that this is it again. If you need a new one, I THINK Tracy at Dies To Die For has some in and they are very reasonable as well. But here's hoping it's just having a diva strop!!! Thank you for joining us at PTW - hugs, Dawny xxxx

Nancy said...

Fantastic card, Debby:O) Love the cute PB image. You have used some wonderful DP's and I love the all the stitching.
Lovely work!
Hugs, Nancy;O)

Caroljenks said...

WOW! This is so gorgeous!!!

Your image is beautiful and that paper is fab!

LOVE IT!

Carol x

Dena said...

Oh I love these little mice! That MS punch looks fabby on here. I love it! Hugs, Dena

Willy's creations said...

Adorable...like the handstitched the edge...great!

Hugs,Willy

Marlou McAlees said...

wow Debby this is absolutely gorgeous!!!!! :) ♥

Annie said...

ooo how gorgeous is this! I love your stitching and this image is just perfect for the theme!
hugs, annie x

Jeannie said...

Couldn't be sweeter!
Luv all of the colors!

Peace and Luv,
Jeannie

Iren said...

I love this card Debby! So adorable Penny Black image and the color choise is so lovely! Also lovely stitching!

Hugs

Stacey said...

Such a super sweet card Debby! I love this adorable stamp, perfect for your stitching! ~x~

Nicola said...

Tlly adorable. Such beautiful detail with your stitching Debby and your colouration is fantastic. Ooh this sure is a wee cracker.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

debbies said...

How cute is this image!!! Love all the details that you have on this card!

Juls said...

just far too adorable for words. I love your stitching detail!! the colours are just beautiful, and I love how you've inked the edges of your flower!